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Breaking the Waves 1996г

Breaking the Waves 1996г


Genre: Drama
Director: Lars von Trier

Starring: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Adrian Rawlins, and others.

Plot of the movie: God gives everyone something to become better. A young girl, Bess, from a remote community in northwest Scotland falls in love with a good guy - Jan, who works on an offshore drilling rig. Despite the opposition of their relatives, they marry. Bess asks God to always keep Jan near her, and Jan returns to her, crippled after an accident on the rig. What can a young woman do to keep her beloved alive? What kind of sacrifice can she make? This film, whether you like it or not, has a narcotic effect, and it will take you a long time to recover from its emotional impact. It will literally turn your soul upside down...   
IMDB: 7.8/10


  It is often difficult to objectively judge the actions and views of society and its individual personalities. True values, capable of elevating a person above their life - those are the ideals spiritual communities strive for. It would seem that to elevate does not mean to turn away from a person whose life gradually becomes more and more absurd, and help them dig their own grave. And before you know it, you'll be pelted with stones, and everyone you knew will become strangers to you.

  Love - a "magical power," as written in the Bible. And the main character believes in it. Love for a person.

  Crazy, no doubt, that's what everyone around her thinks. Even her best friend and her own mother. She talks to herself - the viewer doesn't know what to think. The sad fate of her marriage, on the one hand, is pure coincidence - and on the other, her own mistake - but it's hard to believe because she has gone mad (?).

  Only at the very end of the film does the director put the final touch, showing the main idea - which he wanted to convey in the film. It's probably a remake of an old story described in the New Testament. The story of the condemnation by the church (seemingly the center of truth) of a righteous man who truly follows God*. No, they can't recognize it. Just as the elders failed to see in Jesus the messenger of the Lord.

  This is a film about personal sacrifice - which a person is capable of making in the name of their love.

* - in the New Testament, it's the Son of God - Jesus, the new teacher, the savior. In the film, it's a deeply religious woman

vocabulary Pierre Boist: "It takes our whole lives to learn how to use it."

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